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FOX
Aug 30, 2009 4:00am EDT
stay with us. -0-0-0-0-0- i spent much of this week speaking to >> farm report guests th week. gentlemen, the top producer crop tour, whatever they got done, they said that crops are late maturing this year. that's not unusual, particularly in the eastern corn belt. because it's late being put out too. but has that -- that information been priced into the prices because they're at 320, 40, 50. >> i think it certainly has had a factor in supporting the market and farmers aren't selling anything. the bean crop is really late. human nature of market is people believe whatever it is they want to believe. if you want to be bullish corn, you're going to believe it's a late frost. what came out of that tour is we would have record yields. if you want to be bearish, you believe the record yields. start a good debate. >> i'm going to ask you about soy beans. corn is not as good in the eastern belt as the western belt. >> i think one thing that you will find in corn this year is that folks will tell you that genetically we should be looking at a 7-bushel per acre increase every year for
CNN
Aug 10, 2009 6:00am EDT
it's monday, the 10th of august. thanks for being with us, most news in the morning. >> i'm kiran chetry. we're following several stories we'll be breaking down in the next 15 years. a drug war, trade dispute and swine flu, all of that on president obama's agenda today. we're live in guadalajara, mexico where the president meets with the leaders of mexico and canada. >> back here at home, democrats are trying to break through the noise of the health care debate, it's growing louder by the dachlt anger and frustration not playing out of town hall meetings, what you our viewers have to say ahead. >> the latest on the dramatic midair collision between a small plane and a sightseeing helicopter over the hudson river. a deadly combination after the two crashed and plummeted into the water. now wreckage and more victims have been recovered. also what investigators are learning about a possible cause. cnn's susan candiotti is live on the scene. >>> we begin with president obama in mexico for a summit with the leaders of mexico and canada it's a short trip with a long agenda from drugs an
CNN
Aug 2, 2009 6:00am EDT
through. >> tough stuff. great story. >> it's early for us. you need breakfast in the morning. gumbo not exactly the breakfast of champions. we were not picky. gumbo, well tell you how to make it. it's matter of the new cookbook. we'll tell you how you can be part of that cookbook. let's talk about the stories we're following overnight. >>> an outdoor stadium collapses in canada. one person is dead. some of those injuries are critical. one survivor describing this frightening scene. >>> we get access to the show on stage. the next thing i know we're running off. 20 feet up on the stage and the wind gusts came out of nowhere. and the whole deck smashes. the next thing i know there's concrete and something on top of my back. i can't see a thing. all i'm doing is yelling for my sister. children on the deck with us. it was awful. i thought my life was ending because it was dark and black. there was a tiny hole that i crawled through and probably, i don't know, a good 50 feet i had to jump. the injuriyest part of my life. >> this was in canada, 15,000 people were attending this concert, a
HLN
Aug 12, 2009 12:00pm EDT
the people and not about taking money out of the free enterprise capitalistic system that made us a great country and putting it in government pockets. >> grassley is the ranking republican on the senate finance committee, deeply involved obviously in health care reform bargaining process. let's talk about president obama, because he's fighting, one of the ones calling those health care reforms scare tactics head on. at a town hall in portsmouth, new hampshire, it was a lot like a campaign rally. the president accused special interest to scare and mislead people. outside the forum, protesters had signs that called him a socialist and protested what they see as a bigger government role in health care. president obama plans more town halls. the white house has launch add weshz to counter critics. >>> during the town hall, president obama says we have the aarp on board. the aarp which has 45 million or 50 says not so fast. the ceo says they have not endorsed any of the health care reform bill. aa rchl p is launch ag multi-million dollar advertising and organizing this to debunk critics. >>>
CSPAN
Aug 12, 2009 12:00pm EDT
-- in fact, i'd like to ask all of us do you get the sense that the government speaks with one voice on these matters? i guess >> i guess from our limited view of the contract, i would say yes. >> i don't see anything but a single voice. >> okay. mr. houck >> i would agree with the exception of dcma. we have received very little input oversight from my knowledge from dcma. in fact, they contacted us for the first time just last week. >> really? >> yes, sir. >> thank you very much. that's fascinating. i'll yield my last 30 seconds. >> commissioner tiefer? >> mr. houck? >> yes, sir. >> on the issue of you having had no choice left to you by inscom but to cut linguists' salaries, would you undertake to give our staff -- would you have some high level people who know the stuff in your place give our staff a briefing with actual records and actual figures as opposed to the alternative of simply reducing the ridiculously set-up subcontracting structure which your contracting officer could have done for you on a partial termination for convenience? >> we will welcome the opportunity, sir, t
CNN
Aug 12, 2009 1:00pm EDT
-section, not necessarily representative, but people coming up to us and having a discussion about health care. last night we pulled in to paducah, kentucky, and it was just remarkable, the number of people who showed up. so, what we did, we asked the restaurant across the road to give us some chairs. we sat down under -- 20 feet from the bus, got our cameras fired up, and we had our own town hall meeting. here's just a taste of what we heard. we're here in paducah, kentucky. we are hearing different things from people wherever we're going, but i haven't found too many people around here who are opposed to reforming health care. >> i'm for the idea, but i don't think that congress and the president has done a good job of disseminating the information. i'm just hearing a lot of flak and not a lot of meat and potatoes. >> reporter: what about you? >> i think right now we have a lack of choice. i mean, health care's expensive. i mean, the average costs of the coverage i found more often than not are more expensive than the actual care. i would think any choice, any viable choice, would be better than what we
CBS
Aug 13, 2009 12:00pm EDT
. >>> the union that represents metro workers says a bus driver being investigated for using a cell phone on the job was calling metro's central control center because her work-issued radio did not work. the union says that the driver never moved the bus while she was on the phone. the driver has been on leave since she was photographed using the phone last month. >>> the white house hopes that it can rally president obama supporters to help put to rest some of the concerns being voiced loudly at town hall meetings that are being held across the nation. lawmakers are getting an earful about health care reform, coast to coast. and the president is looking to retake the offensive. he tries to clear up the plans to reform the system. joel brown reports. >> reporter: the opposition to president obama's health care reform efforts is getting louder and louder. >> say no to socialism. >> reporter: voters are voicing their opinions, sometimes angrily at town hall meetings across the nation. >> you listen to us. >> reporter: opponents are concerned that health care reform plans could lead to a com
CNN
Aug 15, 2009 10:00am EDT
senator dan web. our dan rivers is in bangkok and joins us on the phone. remind you're viewers of what happened with this american. >> reporter: well, this guy, john yattow sparked an international incident by swimming across the late to get to the home of suu chy. he spent a couple of nights had her compound before he was discovered. they then put her and him on trial for breaking the terms of her house arrest. he was just sentenced last week to seven years hard labor. well, now, a u.s. senator, jim webb, has managed to secure his release. we understand the senator and john yattow will be flying no bangkok on sunday. >> what did he get on song suu kyi. what will happen with her? >> reporter: he managed to get something that a lot of previous diplomates have not been able to get. we haven't heard anything at all on whether her house arrest will be relaxed. to be honest, that's farrell unlikely, because there is a lot of speculation around this. they wanted to keep her out of the way for next year's election. they were key to extend her her house arrest. this was a perfect excuse to do
CBS
Aug 13, 2009 4:30am EDT
in the healthcare debate. >>> foreclosure crisis. u.s. home loans failed at a record pace last month. >>> and bomber controversy. reports that the terminally ill lockerbie bomber will be released sparks outrage. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm michelle guillen. >>> tomorrow president obama makes his pitch for healthcare reform at a town hall meeting in montana. at a bozeman suburb, hundreds are expected to show up in protest. the healthcare reform has triggered a wave of growing anger in the country. susan roberts is in washington with more. susan, good morning. >> reporter: michelle, good morning to you. the white house is trying to push back against these explosive town hall meetings through its online campaign and the president himself. the administration is trying to quiet the critics of healthcare reform. critics angry over the president's healthcare reform plan are not holding back. >> you listen to us. >> reporter: americans will have another chance to be heard today at town hall meetings across the country. democrats are trying to win over an increasingl
CSPAN
Aug 12, 2009 5:00pm EDT
. >> and welcome to the white house. [cheering] >> i am glad all of you could be with us today as we honor the newest member of our highest court, who i'm proud to address for the very first time as justice sonia sotomayor. [cheers and applause] >> we are also honored to be joined by justice sotomayor's new colleagues. we have justice ginsburg, who is here, as well as justice steve stevens. [applause] >> so i just want to thank both justice stevens and justice ginsburg, not only for being here today but for your extraordinary service on the court. and i know you'll be giving justice sotomayor some good ti tips. [laughter] >> i also want to thank everyone who's worked so hard to bring to us this day. i want to thank especially our judiciary committee chairman, senator patrick leahy. [applause] >> as well as our senate majority leader, harry reid, for their outstanding work to -- [applause] >> for their outstanding work to complete this process before the august recess. i want to thank senator schumer, senator gillibrand, both of whom are justice sotomayor's home state senators, for their ex
CSPAN
Aug 10, 2009 8:30am EDT
and unleash u.s. investment to create innovative technologies and whole new industries right here in america, reduce our dependence on foreign oil, and protect our children from pollution. so i do look forward to hearing all of our witnesses today about how we can work together to rise to the clean energy challenge and to transform our economy. senator inhofe. >> well, thank you, madam chairman, and thank you for holding this hearing. i think it might be a good time since we're going to go into august recess to kind of assess what we have leshed from -- learned from these hearings. madam chairman, since i turned the gavel over to you, this committee's held over 30 hearings on global warming with numerous testimony from officials all over the country and world. these hearings explored various issues associated with cap and trade, and i'm sure my colleagues learned a great deal for them, but over the last two years it was not from these hearings that i, that we got to the essence of cap and trade. it was the democrats who cut right through the chase, it was the democrats over the last two year
MSNBC
Aug 12, 2009 11:00am EDT
and one of the men may have a broken leg. >>> u.s. troops in afghanistan launched a new operation to uproot taliban fighters ahead of next week's presidential election. eastern result two is designed to make months of stalemate in the south where the taliban remained entrenched. >>> host of a crime show in brazil is accused of ordering five killings and sent tv cameras to arrive to the scene before police. he faces several weapons charges and drug charge and yet to be charged directly with the murders. >>> a short time ago, president obama hosted a reception for newly confirmed supreme court justice sonia sotomayor. the president praised her and called her an inspiration to many. >> this moment is not just about her. it's about every child who will grow up thinking to him or herself if sonia sotomayor can make it, then maybe i can, too. >> sotomayor is the first hispanic and third woman to sit on the supreme court. i want to introduce this morning my guest co-host, pleased to have back again angela bert-yur murray and will be with me for the hour. >>> one town hall down and two mo
FOX News
Aug 16, 2009 10:00am EDT
within the last two dagens, when he did the two town hall events. >> rick: tell us the -- i read the press release yesterday and the town would be holding a town hall on health insurance reform, the new name of the game now. and talking about health insurance reform, and not health care reform, tell us about this strategy there. >> reporter: well, the white house basically is saying a huge portion of health care reform is basically fixing the insurance industry, and the way insurance is hand here in the u.s., and the president now has basically made the insurance company the enemy in a lot of this and several people in the town halls the past couple of days have called him out on it saying is that really fair and how are the insurance companies going to survive if you provide a public option so he has been called on it several times but he basically said there are millions of americans struggling with the system that is better set up for the insurance companies, than it is for average americans. some of the polling suggests that some people, while they'd like to see health insura
CSPAN
Aug 14, 2009 7:00am EDT
. 202-737-0002 for democrats. we also have a line for independents, and send us a tweed. inside "usa today" the health- care battle bubbling over in town hall forums across the nation this month, shifting to tv screens. if you go to the website politico.com, a $12 million edged campaign committee latest wave of ads in support of the president's plan. mike allen joins us. can you explain what this is all about. guest: the $12 million buy, which is the first of tens of millions of dollars of money going out in support of the president's plant is an effort by white house allies to counter all the great coverage we have been seeing on c-span and elsewhere of these raucous town halls. as you know, this is the reversal of the landscape that president clinton faced back in 1993 when the air waves were very much dominated by the opposition. >> this is coming -- host: this is coming at the same time as the net routes meeting in michigan, and "usa to the" is pinning it $57 million in health-care advertising. guest: it is like a presidential campaign if you are in ohio you will see more of the
MSNBC
Aug 14, 2009 1:00pm EDT
humanitarian, forever changing how the u.s. and the world, in fact, treats people with special needs. the special olympic torch led the procession today into the church, where athletes delivered a welcome that moved mourners to tears. noticeably missing today, eunice's brother, senator ted kennedy. he is nearby at the family compound, battling brain cancer. a spokesman for the family said ted kennedy's schedule is, quote, day to day. and right now, eunice's family and close friends are attending private burialed followed by a lunch at the kennedy family compound and a nearby club. nbc's ann thompson is here with me on the cape. ann, who has known the kennedys so many years, who came from this area and has deep roots here, this is really another one of those moments for hyannis. >> i think so. you saw hundreds of people literally lining south street here, catching -- trying to catch a glimpse of the family. and then when they brought out the casket of eunice kennedy shriver, there was applause. and then as each family drove by for bobby kennedy jr., for caroline kennedy and her family
CSPAN
Aug 14, 2009 10:00am EDT
. composed of people that primarily are on twitter and facebook or people that use online organizing techniques to organize their community around some kind of issue. host: you are meeting at the the david lawrence convention center in pittsburgh. . >> that basically decide if they want to follow us around. 9√∑they are trying to grab onto what we are doing, regardless of which city is in. host: c-span has a presence at both conferences. we will be covering today and tomorrow, some of the panels that are taking place, including a conversation with congressman suspect and arlen specter who will be speaking at the event with the former dnc chairman howard dean. where do you see the netroots movement going into next three- five years? guest: what will happen is that the past seven or so, we have worked on the electric-politics. it has gotten pretty sophisticated. there has been signs among activists and victories and money raised on line. you'll start seeing people translate that into techniques that are effective for governments. getting things like health care passed, getting the cat a
CNN
Aug 13, 2009 6:00am EDT
administration is handling things. dan lothian is breaking it down for us. >> the economy is leveling out, suggesting that the recession could be over. good news for your job and money. christine romans breaks it down. >>> we begin in the fight in afghanistan. marine and afghan forces are engaged in a fierce battle for control of a strategic town in southern afghanistan. barbara starr is live at the pentagon. this comes at a crucial time for afghanistan. >>> one week from today, afghanistan holds presidential elections. the taliban are vowing to disrupt the elections. the u.s. is doing everything it can to make sure the elections are secure. u.s. troops, as you say, marines now in the fight in the city of dahaneh. some of the video we're showing our viewers is really extraordinary. this video, some taken at night by the associated press as they moved through the area with the marines. casualties in southern afghanistan have been heavy in recent weeks as the extra u.s. troops have moved in. president obama, of course, sending the 21,000 additional troops to afghanistan. ove
MSNBC
Aug 4, 2009 11:00am EDT
. savannah guthrie now joins us. savannah, interesting to see the kind of white house dance, or just as reverend jesse jackson has done a number of these kind of individual missions said an hour earlier, so is that to be expected? the white house needs a little distance from this? >> i think it's to be expected, especially at this moment when the former president is still in north korea. this is very delicate, trying to secure the release of these two american journalists. the white house may want to say something but it's not going to say anything until those journalists are safe and that is the reason. interesting, though, that they did reach out to say this is a private mission and that may be in service of the former president's goals over there. i think we will hear more of the back story. it's hard to imagine the former president, so connected to the current administration by hillary clinton, his wife, the secretary of state, wouldn't have the overt approval from the white house to do this but you're not going to hear that from the white house today. >> savannah, you know, one
CNN
Aug 19, 2009 1:00pm EDT
, like this former drug den that he took us into. >> we talk about practicing resurrection, this is part of it, we take abandoned places to life and make ugly beautiful. >> reporter: it is rough work. clayborn was jumped a few years ago and landed in a hospital with a concussion and a broken jaw. that's where his health care stepped in. >> you get this bill for $10,000 or $12,000 and we ended up paying $6,000 of it, and because, you know, i had thousands of thousands of people carrying that bill with me, i was -- i was able to just write -- you know, we just wrote a check for it. >> reporter: the ministry negotiated directly with his doctors to lower the bill. executive director, howard russell, says the core of their success is the 20,000 members who have met conditions that include not smoking and being a practicing christian. >> with everybody in america had the provisions that our members have, there wouldn't be a health care crisis. >> reporter: it's like a health care cooperative, a community-based, nonprofit organization owned by its members, a group that uses its strength in numb
FOX News
Aug 30, 2009 4:00pm EDT
of dollar, this is a good pick. >> terry: it is risky. that is going to do it for us. thanks for joining us. have a great widen weekend. >> gregg: i'm gregg jarrett. we are just getting videotape of a crash of a belo russian fighter jet. it happened in poland. it was performing maneuvers. we're going to try to get more information. we're also hearing from police regard the jadee dugard kidnapping case. they are focusing their investigation on two suspects, philip garrido and his wife. they are digging in the backyard where jaycee and two daughters were allegedly being kept in a makeshift compound of tents and sheds and a whole lot more. we're going to continue follow what is happening. we'll bring that you news conference as soon as it begins. >>> another fox news alert. wildfires in california threatening 12,000 homes. 6,000 of those homeowners are under mandatory evacuation order as the flames are closing in. the unpredictable fire is spreading in all directions. schwarzenegger says 2200 firefighters are battling the flames and he is urging them to heed authorities' warnings. live from ca
CSPAN
Aug 16, 2009 7:00am EDT
guest today is martin crutsinger from the associated press. you can phone us with your comments. you can also send us messages by twitter. how much of this positive news that we are seeing -- is the white house taking credit for? how much of it is just change over time because the time has come? guest: president obama is a politician, so politicians will always take credit for good economic news because there will be blamed for bad economic news. it goes both ways. you're right, we have a business cycle. we were in a down. -- in a down period -- this has been the longest recession in the post-waworld war time, but this one does seem to be in the now. host: can you make predictions? guest: economists believe it could have been in the third quarter of this year. instead of the gdp shrinking that we could start to see a positive number. the problem is that most recoveries, unemployment is a lagging indicator. it is now at 9.4%. many forecast that it will go above 10%. it will probably peak in the spring or summer of next year. host: the get the sense that unemployment numbers are things tha
CSPAN
Aug 4, 2009 7:00am EDT
's 48 birthday. we will begin by talking about taxes, the deficit, and the u.s. economy. what are the headlines that we want to bring to your attention? this front-page of "the hill" newspaper. airports that the obama administration on monday quickly shot down a trial balloon that opened the possibility of new taxes on middle-class up for the nba came under heavy fire from labor unions, liberal leaders, and republicans. the press secretary robert gibbs scramble to backtrack on the idea. we will show you later on what he said to reporters at the what does. inside, the reporting of two reporters -- as the economic policy is working, and public appearances the president will attempt to regain the initiative on the economy. it says he has had several weeks of rocky support. we're joined this morning by the reporter from "the washington post." all this dovetails into what we will see later this week as he travels to indiana and tomorrow to detroit. what can we expect? guest: you can expect talk about the reason gdp numbers. never has a shrinking quarter been so welcomed by a white
CNN
Aug 14, 2009 7:00pm EDT
'll be joined by three of the top political analysts who will tell us whether the president has lost the battle for health care legislation. >>> and chaos in california. from fires to prison riots, a wild animal invasion. did we mention california's massive budget problems? we'll have that special report. >>> we begin tonight with the president taking his taee ing he plans to the west. he was at a town hall meeting in belgrade, montana. the president challenged the way in which television news organizations are covering town hall meetings being covered by congressman. president obama says tv loves a ruckus, as he put it. but the president said nothing new about his health care proposals. ed henry traveling with the president reports from big sky, montana. >> reporter: the president's town hall was gentle by congressional standards, but he did get one pointed question about his health reform plan. >> we keep getting the bull. that's all we get, is bull. you can't tell us how you're going to pay for this. the only way you're going to get that money is to raise our taxes. you said you wouldn't. >>
HLN
Aug 23, 2009 7:00am EDT
government reacted sharply that u.s. authorities made it clear, neither did they want a compassionate release or prisoner transfer, they preferred compassionate release. >>> serious accusations after a devastating bombing in baghdad. iraq foreign minister said it must have been an inside job. the government said high-level security personnel have been detained. at least 100 people were killed in the strength of attacks. more than 500 wounded. it was the country's deadliest day since the u.s. pulled combat troops from iraqi cities nearly two months ago and left security in the hand of the iraquis. he thinks more serious attacks will occur. >>> the president may be vacationing in martha's vineyard but that doesn't mean he can forget about work. planning a local tv ad campaign for martha's vineyard. the conservative group has spent $150,000 on the ad urging president obama to drop the government-run insurance option. >>> death toll from typhoon battered taiwan that jumped to at least 650. the country's premier calls it the worst weather disaster to hit taiwan in 50 years. authorities believe mor
MSNBC
Aug 14, 2009 11:00am EDT
shultz is joining us in the studio. here are the top headlines. nbc news obtained dramatic video of the air collision over the hudson river. it's incredibly disturbing to watch. a warning to people. it captured the moment where a plane and helicopter collided and killed all nine board. >>> a final farewell to eunice shriver kennedy. friends and family are gathered today in massachusetts to say good-bye to the 88-year-old humanitarian who is most notably associated with the founding of the special olympics. >>> thousands pay their respects to navy pilot scott speicher who has shot down during the 1991 gulf war and remembered as a hero to his family and his country. >> he represents the best of the best. he was committed to living by a higher standard than most. he honored his family. he honored this community and he truly honored our great nation. >> speicher's remains were just identified a few weeks ago. >>> i want to introduce my co-host this morning. each morning on msnbc live, i welcome someone to join me for the morning. pleased to have back carrie ellerksvelt. what an inter
CSPAN
Aug 14, 2009 12:00pm EDT
-- are we just going to have a couple of us sitting around a table? will anybody be here? my faith in the trade mafia was sustained by the fact we have 150 people signed up which is just about what we had this morning. we have a very successful morning a year ago and i am sure we will this year. we have an excellent panel and i will introduce them in a minute. i would like to make a couple of remarks, stepping back a little bit and seeing trade policy in the larger context. before i do that, i have to remind myself and remind our speakers this morning and you, that with the obama association coming in a huge financial crisis, deep recession since the 1930s, problems in afghanistan, problems in iran, hillary clinton going off the wall yesterday in africa, a couple days ago, it seems like these people have been in office for some time but we have to remind ourselves this is a six month assessment and to be fair to this it ministrations, ron kirk, u.s. trade representative, still doesn't have his full staff. the senate is holding up one of its key employment. preliminary judgments can
CNN
Aug 14, 2009 6:00am EDT
all night. she joins us now. a couple of people are in serious trouble here with the faa? >> right, john. one employee wasn't even in the building where he was supposed to be. the other on the telephone. this alleged bad behavior came to light in the ntsb's crash investigati investigation. >> reporter: as investigators studied the amateur video to find out what led to the terrifying midair crash over the hudson, there's more stunning information. an air traffic controller who was handling the piper airplane was on the phone with his girlfriend at the time with the crash according to a source with knowledge with the investigation. what the faa calls in a statement, "inappropriate conversations." and there's more. the faa says the air track controller's supervisor was not in the building at the time as required. >> put in the tower to do the job. if they're not doing the job, people can die. and in this case, apparently they weren't doing the job. >> reporter: our source says the air traffic controller had cleared the plane for takeoff from teterboro airport in new jersey before talk
CNN
Aug 14, 2009 4:00pm EDT
. that allows you then to use the purchasing power of everybody who's in the exchange to get the best rates from the insurance companies. that right away would drive down the premiums that you'd have to pay. and the second thing we want to do is for employers who are doing the right thing and providing health insurance that is real, then we want to give you a tax break so that it's easier for you to make your bottom line. now, this is something that a lot of small businesses will benefit from. nobody's talking about it. and small businesses are the place where you're seeing the fastest job growth. it makes sense for us to provide this kind of protection. this i guarantee you will end up being an important component of whatever we pass out of washington. all right? i've only got time for one more question. it's a guy's turn, and i want somebody who's got a concern or is skeptical about health care reform. here we go. there we go. i knew we could find a couple here. so, i'll call on this gentleman right here in the pale blue shirt and hopefully that list is not too long. all right. go ahead. intro
CNN
Aug 14, 2009 8:00pm EDT
thanks. we thank you for being with us tonight. for all of us, good night for there new york. next, in for campbell brown, john roberts. >>> tonight, here are the questions we want answered. president obama pushes his health care plan in montana, but is everybody buying what the president is selling? >> we keep getting the bull. that's all we get. is bull. you can't tell us how you're going to pay for this. >> reporter: plus, michael vick returns to the nfl after two years in prison for dogfighting. >> i was wrong for what i did. after everything that happened at that point in time, my life was wrong. to this day, i can't understand why i was involved in such pointless activity. >> not everyone is welcoming him with open arms. >> i'm just a little upset with it, because i'm such an animal lover. >> crazy signing. i don't know what they'll do with the public relations part of it. >> has vick paid enough of a price for his crime? >>> and the stories you may have missed this week. chuck grassley's blast at the president, and the town halls that didn't turn into shout fests. >>> plus,
NBC
Aug 15, 2009 6:00am EDT
, an andy reid offense that i think will be unheard of in the nfl. >> if they sit him on the bench, make us look bad for having michael vick in town, it was a stupid signing. >> and the signing pleft peta outraged. the animal rights group was disappointed that the frafla -- philadelphia eagles would choose to sign a man who hanged dogs from trees. vick acknowledged he has a lot of work to do on and off the field. >> playing in the nfl is a privilege and not a right. >> as the season gets underway, the debate is sure to rage, whether it was right to let him play again. wbal-tv 11 news. >> a grand jury has handed an indictment in connection with the death of former ravens quarterback steve mcnair. prosecutors secured an indictment of adrian gillian, jr., charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. gilliam is accused of selling a firearm to mcnair's girlfriend two days before his murder. >> the accused trigger man in the death of a federal witness, carl lackl is sentenced to prison. jonathan cornish plead guilty to gunning down lackl as he stood outside his home with his daughter ne
CBS
Aug 12, 2009 7:00am EDT
>>> breaking news. u.s. marines go on a major offensive in southern afghanistan overnight. we'll bring you the very latest. >>> as president obama takes his health care reform plan to the people anger spills out all over the country. >> wait a minute. you want to leave? leave. >> i am going to speak my mind before i leave. >> we'll talk with senator arlen specter about what happened during his town hall meeting. >> a father's mission to bring his 8-year-old son back from an overseas orphanage. we'll take you inside the international custody battle and meet the heart-broken dad. >> two dapper-looking jewel thieves pull off one of the biggest heists ever early this wednesday morning, august 12th, 2009. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. i'm harry smith along with debbye turner bell. julie and maggie are off this morning. >> good morning. >> good to have you with us again this morning. we talked a lot yesterday about ramping up military activity in afghanistan with nato and u.s. forces. the marines started a major offensive this morning. we will have th
ABC
Aug 15, 2009 8:00am EDT
for health care reform. >> we keep getting the bull. that's all we get is bull. you can't tell us how you're going to pay for this. >> you are absolutely right that i can't cover another 46 million people for free. >> reporter: obama has been ramping up his fight for reform as opposition has been mounting on both sides of the debate. the plan to provide end-of-life counseling is being dropped from a senate version of the bill after conservatives like sarah palin said it would create so-called death panels. the topic came up between senators arlen specter and chuck grassley yesterday in a kind of twitter feud. specter writes "called senator grassley to tell him to stop spreading myths about health care reform and imaginary death panels. chuck grassley said "specter got it all wrong that i never used words death boards. even liberal press never accused me of that. so change your last tweet, arlen." white house spokesman robert gibbs this week said misinformation like this has put the administration on defense. >> one of the reasons we've pushed back is because of those misconceptions. have
FOX News
Aug 13, 2009 9:00am EDT
from afghanistan as u.s. marines and afghan forces go door to door to retake a key town from taliban fighters. operation in eastern brazil is days away from securing control of the the area ahead of presidential elections. greg palkot is the only american reporter embedded with the military. what is the latest on the operation this morning? >> day two of operation eastern resolve is underway. they have had a pretty busy day. the cameraman and i spent some time with the marines in this dangerous town. it got off to a bit of a rough start. take a look at what we saw and heard. [gunfire] we have been hearing taliban fire all around us. and these marines are working with another platoon as they work their way down this village, trying to clear this place. the taliban are not giving up. the marines are going house-to- house, making sure that there are no militants remaining, and they are doing in while the taliban the marines did not kill us today tried to kill them today. morning patrol faced some pretty stiff resistance with some fire coming from the mountains. not an easy job, but the
CSPAN
Aug 6, 2009 1:00pm EDT
whether it one way to reach common ground is for us to list a series of factors that the arbitrator would consider as part of a binding arbitration, including others that are more acceptable to you. >> it certainly has possibilities. we would be happy to submit a list. >> i will also think about what you had to say. i take it that both of you, worth this amendment not in our legislation, would support this legislation. >> yes. >> so you feel so strongly about the amendment, that that would lead you to oppose something you think is good for the postal members, if it were not for the amendment, correct? >> correct. >> did you want to say something? >> i have every confidence this congress that will not pass the legislation that includes an anti-union amendment. >> i hope we can come to a point, because it is so critical to get -- not just for the postal service for everybody who pays for it gets mail, but to your workers that we get this passed, and we figure out a way to find common ground. i thank you all very much. i think it is important to say this probably will go to the floor of the
CSPAN
Aug 13, 2009 1:00pm EDT
. this is very good news for all of us. equally important, the pakistani people are converging on a consensus on the importance of this. i think this will pave the way for the doubled efforts. . . great experts on this, he lived in pakistan for years and has a network of friends that there -- that is extraordinary, to add additional comments that this. >> it's no longer enough to just think of this as a sanctuary contributing to fattah. fattah. fattah is still a very locale for afghan taliban as well as pakistan taliban. the zone of taliban operation rups much farther east and south and north. and what we are seeing is that to bring pakistani and afghan and american interests into alignment to deal with what is now a much broader regional problem, so what we're seeing is the pakistanis have engaged and the ultimate conclusion of this fight against the pakistani taliban will have to have a resolution of the fattah problem. so we are seeing much more of the hammer and anvil approach and in ard to succeed we'll have to maintain that kind of a relationship and cooperation with pakistan. >> robert
CSPAN
Aug 15, 2009 2:00am EDT
to use their deep pockets to fight against it. they will lose just liked they lost -- just like they lost against lacrosse. this will not work. >> can we get the next question from the audience? jill from ohio, she is actually here, she asked me to ask you, how do we keep mental health parity in the discussion? health care is very important but that often gets left by the wayside. [applause] i have to say, she writes like she talks.com. . . health parity in vermont. 14 years later, as governor, i signed the bill. that's how long it took us to get this done, in a relatively progressive state. so it is a real problem. we have a mental health parity bill in this country, it was passed in honor of pete demencchi. as with abortion, this issue will ultimately, i hope, be settled by this panel of people who are going to make up the benefits. at minimum, they will have to obey the law and the law says, that insurance has to include meant at health benefits. the question is, the nitty gritty is how many limits and what are they allowed to do in order to limit the benefits? order to limit
CNN
Aug 12, 2009 11:00am EDT
abroad. u.s. marines invade a taliban town ahead of afghanistan's presidential elections. the new gm charges into the future with a shocking claim. chevy says its new volt hybrid will get 230 miles per gallon. good morning, everyone. i'm tony harris and you're in the "cnn newsroom." >>> during this make or break month for health care reform. republican senator charles grassley holding a town hall meeting right now. grassley is one of the key negotiators working on a bipartisan reform plan, senior political correspondent candy crowley is covering senator grassley's town hall in winterset, iowa. candy, if you would, describe the mood of this event. >> well, listen, i would say that it is very polite but very pointed. you have heard some tough questions here considering, first of all, let me just tell you where we are, winterset is a conservative area. you're hearing a lot of concern from people here saying, listen, do we have to overhaul everything? this looks like a fickle government takeover. i'm concerned that i won't be able to go to the doctor i want to go to if i have to go into
CNN
Aug 15, 2009 6:00am EDT
.m. in atlanta, georgia, 5:00 a.m. in michigan, 3 cls a.m. in california. thank you for starting your day with us. we're going to be talking about what a lot have been talking about in this country the past few week, health care. we're talking about hometown halls, including one in grand junction, colorado. special guest there i guess we should say, the president doing that one with. also atlanta, chicago, all over the place. we'll be braeging them down. also, where the democrats and republicans agree on health care. >> that's what people want to know. we've seen the debate, but where do they come together on the issue. >> they actually do. >>> this something we'll be talking about. the wildfires out there in california. they have been fighting these for days. people weaking up near santa cruz facing more evacuations. in fact, a state of emergency has been issued. again, this thing started on wednesday, eight square miles burned, only 15% contained. we're going to get you the latest on the fires and how many people it's affecting today. >>> also, a little something we have for you this morning, f
HLN
Aug 13, 2009 12:00pm EDT
to forgive and move on. won't you chime in on this and tell us what you think? text us at hlntv. here are your options. type views a if you think pitino should be fired. views b if you think he should resign. or views c if you believe he should be allowed to continue coaching. standard text charges apply. >>> federal officials may have found a town willing to house suspects from guantanamo bay. the prison could close soon, putting 350 people out of work. local politicians are under pressure to save the jobs. residents favor housing at ga guantanamo detainees if it means saving the employees. others are not comfortable having terror suspectses so close. no final decisions have been made. but we would like your thought on this story. do you think detainees from g n guantanamo should be moved to this michigan prison in order to keep the prison from closing? give us a call at 1-877-tell-hln or e-mail us at cnn.com/hln or text us your views at hlntv. your opinion is important to us. thank you for letting us know how you feel. >>> the public wake for eunice kennedy shriver will begin in ab
MSNBC
Aug 24, 2009 6:00am EDT
. >> the debate has gotten serious. >> it has. harold ford jr., thank you for being with us. a good day for us. thank you so much. >> i agree with you. >> what did i say you could not agree with me about? >> i have to say i was told to say that. >> well, thank you. >> who told you to say it? >> someone told harold not to agree with me completely. >> on health care, i think you made the right point. this is a democratic issue, but the way you argued it i thought was very fair and very convincing. >> thank you. i appreciate it. >> you think i look good? >> no comment. >> what are you, bill karins? >> savannah guthrie. >> you can sit a little bit closer. >> really? >> she's like, you know -- >> i just -- they said keep your distance from willie. that was the only advice they gave me. >> that was good advice. >> and willie geist, i have a bone to pick it you, sir. >> uh-oh. >> of course i don't wake up early enough to see "way too early." usually i wake up at 5:45, but i want to show everybody this picture you use when mike barnicle called in today. you know, i think most of us know that watch thi
NBC
Aug 14, 2009 5:00pm EDT
vick returning to the nfl as a philadelphia eagle. dan hellie joins us now with more on what this means and vick is talking now. >> yes. turnout at the eagles practice facility, largest in years. nearly 100 media members and two dozen cameras soft spoken and remorsef remorseful. michael vick talking about his return to the nfl. vick is back in theame after serving 18 months in federal prison for his involvement in dog fighting. the eagles say there will be no third chances for vick. if he screws up, he's gone. and animal rights groups already set billboards by the stadium blasting the signing of vick and the headline in today's philadelphia paper -- hide your dogs. as for vick he was saying all the right things. >> i was wrong for what i did. everything that happened at that point in time in my life was wrong. and, you know, unnecessary and, you know, to this day, i can't understand why i was involved in such pointless activity. and why did i risk so much at the pinnacle of my career and i was naive to a lot of things. but i figure if i can, you know, help more animals than i hurt, then
FOX
Aug 14, 2009 7:00am EDT
're looking at a weather repeat from yesterday. thanks for joining us, i'm steve chenevey. >> and i'm claudia coffey. tony will have the weekend forecast in a minute. >>> but looking ahead. you may not have heard of nassau tracking the potential asteroids heading to earth so should we worry. the latest coming up. >>> and band slam hits theaters today and one of the stars grew up near d.c. and he's going to join us live in the 8:00 hour. >>> and the redski are back, but it didn't look like they showed up for the matchup with the ravens. we have the highlights from the beltway beatdown coming up. >>> first let's check in with tony for an update on the forecast this morning. >> good morning steve and claudia. steve summed it up quite nicely. if you liked yesterday, you'll like today. it will almost be a carbon copy. if anything, it will be sunnier today. let's look at the satellite radar. we have some clouds south and st and there is some ipprioecitt precitation across southern portions of acthef chesapeake and the potomac. including a heavy rainfall. that looks like down near mt. vernon, heavy
CNN
Aug 14, 2009 10:00pm EDT
the town hall critics or will he and all us end up with watered down reform or no change at all. doing a town hall in montana, taking the first family to nearby yellowstone park. mr. obama came because when it comes to passing reform the road truly runs through montana. raw politics from ed henry. >> reporter: montana is a nice place to visit this time of year, but the president had more on his mind than fly-fishing. he came for urgent business, buttering up the state senior center max bachus who could hold the fate of health reform in his hands. >> first of all the man who is working tirelessly to make sure the american people get a fair deal when it comes to health care in america, please give max bachus a round of applause. >> reporter: in private, top presidential advisers acknowledged the fight reached a critical stage because the opposition reached some steam, capitalizing on anger at congressional town hall meetings. >> where does this state that government has the powers to take over health care. >> reporter: by comparison the president's town hall was tame. he did get one poin
CNN
Aug 15, 2009 8:00am EDT
the builds where the tornado hit a couple years ago. thank you for being with us. >> 8:00 a.m. where we sit in georgia. 6:00 a.m. for people in colorado where the president will be later today for a town hall meeting about what else, health care. grand junction had a good health care plan out there. model plan. he's out there. you're going to be talking this morning, i believe the mayor and a doctor. >> who helped cultivate and create the plan they are using there. it's costing very little when it comes to medicare and providing a lot of health care to people in need there. >>> also want to talk about the california fire in santa cruz. they are facing more evacuation because of just that, the video you are seeing behind us. a state of emergency has been issued. the fire started wednesday. it's still only 15% contained. >> let's take a look at the stories you may have missed. a suicide bomber set off a car bomb. at least seven people killed and 100 injured. >> it went off near nato headquarters. they vowed to disrupt next week's elections. >>> a massive rescue operation in taiwan to save peo
MSNBC
Aug 24, 2009 6:00pm EDT
organization that's free of the al qaeda that attacked us 9/11 and then come home? >> i mean, how do you trust that? how do you trust that you're making a deal with this -- i mean, essentially we already consider them a terrorist organization. these are guys in the last two days cut off women's index fingers for voting in the elections. do you really want to be making any kind of deals with these guys, and would they really honor them? that's part of the problem in afghanistan is that so many of these people are just so -- the country is so underdeveloped, and there's just no education. you'd have to spend so many years just pouring resources in to develop the country to the point where you could really leave it stabilized. that's really what makes for the quagmire there. >> it seems like to me, chris, that afghanistan is becoming our northwest territory, like it is to pakistan. the ungovernable part of the world we have to continually go in and beat the hell out of it. >> that's the problem, chris. the idea of an open-ended commitment with an uncertain number of troops. if possibly that is ex
CSPAN
Aug 19, 2009 1:00pm EDT
. . >> are you encouraged by them reaching out to a prominent u.s. officials like this? reaching out for a meeting with bill richardson? >> again, you know, what we want to see it is we want to see them agreed to return to the six- party talks. i am not going to stand here and say this is somehow an indication that they're going to return. they just need to tell us they are. >> well, this could be -- don't you think it is a little hypocritical? >> you are not calling me hypocritical, are you? >> a month ago when those girls are in custody, everyone was saying that if they were released, this could give them the face-7 opportunity to come back to the talks and maybe they will reach out to a third party or something in the start to engage. you do not see this as a signal that north korea perhaps wants to engage? you do not see it as a signal at all? i find that hard to believe. >> i will not call it a negative signal. i will not call it a positive signal either. of course, we're pleased that the two young ladies were able to come back and be reunited with their families. >> former pres
FOX News
Aug 14, 2009 6:00pm EDT
to put the message out to people who haven't contacted them in any way. therefore, they're using a.o.l. the same way that a spammer would be. >> benjamin said he received the axelrod letter as a popup by the a.o.l. service. he doesn't like popups of any kind and not from the white house on healthcare. >> i'm not particularly interested in hearing from david axelrod. >> the white house has asked americans to send any fishy comments they have heard in the healthcare debate. the civil liberties union said it is not concerned about people receiving unsolicited e-mails but is unsettled on anyone who receives e-mails on dissent. >> if the white house is creating a list for whatever purpose of people who disagree with the president, that presents real problems. if people know that there is a chance that they will be on such a list, then i think people may feel inhibited in expressing their political views. with respect to people who have received e-mails that have never communicated with the white house, then the real question is how did the white house get those e-mail addresss? that is
FOX News
Aug 15, 2009 5:00am EDT
paychecks. there's an $8 billion tax on people who use stuff in their health savings accounts for over the counter drug purchases. 2.5% tax on a health plan that is not acceptable by the government and $2 billion tax that all of us pay. sean: i want to talk about the political implications. look at harry reid's numbers. chris god is in trouble. governors corzine and paterson of new york, corzine is losing by a lot. bob mcdonald has a big lead. toomey is plipping the polls by 20 some odd points. do you think this holds, as time goes on or is this a short-term bump for the republicans? >> it has long-term ramifications. between now and november of 2010 is like several geology call ages will come and go between now and then. but it is a significant change and likely to remain because the administration in my opinion is not going to respond in a appropriate way. we'll have our first test in november in new jersey and virginia. and i suspect we will see republican pickups. sean: sign that for me. karl rove. thanks. it's the preliminary year of our "sleep-in panel." you get to sleep in on su
FOX News
Aug 15, 2009 7:00am EDT
let us recap it for you and then we will discuss. civic assume that someone is violating the law. >> never ever signed up for anything related to this white house, senator obama as a candidate, senator obama has anything and have received e-mails from david axelrod. how could that be? and i could be interested to see we got it from and whether they're on the list. i want to be -- to make your time you need to give you these peoples e-mail signature, list? i'm just asking senator asking if they're on the list. i have no checking without asking me to doublecheck and name. select they are telling me they're not on the list because they never asked for an e-mail from the white house tonight i have to look at what you got, maj. i appreciate the fact that i have omnipotent clarity as to what you have received in your e-mail box today. i haven't. >> you don't have to impugn anything. i'm telling you what i got. e-mails from people saying i never asked for anything from the white house that they received something to make me go somewhere else that might be constructive. >> clayton: point
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